Mourant has announced that Alex Henderson, Katie Hooper and Mike Jones, all of whom are based in Jersey, have been promoted to partner, with effect from 1 February 2022.
Alex Henderson is a funds lawyer who advises across asset classes with particular expertise in private equity and real estate investment structures. Alex’s clients range from first time managers to institutional fund managers. Alex has been recognised as a Rising Star by both Legal 500 and IFLR1000 in recent years. Before joining Mourant in 2018, Alex spent seven years working in top-tier investment funds practices of London law firms SJ Berwin and Goodwin.
Katie Hooper is an experienced litigator focusing on a broad spectrum of litigation matters, including contentious trusts and private client, insolvency, banking and professional negligence. Katie practised at the Bar of England and Wales from 2009 to 2012 and 2017 to 2019 and is a key member of Mourant’s Jersey Litigation team, which is consistently ranked in the top tier by all the leading legal directories. Katie is recognised as a Rising Star by Legal 500 and has also previously been named as one of eprivateclient’s Top 35 Under 35 and by Citywealth in their Future Top 100: 2020 List.
Mike Jones joined Mourant last year from the Jersey Financial Services Commission, where he was Director of Policy & Risk, to launch and lead Mourant Consulting, the firm’s new regulatory consulting business. Mike and his team work with boards and senior teams to navigate the complex and changing regulatory expectations to prevent and detect any regulatory issues before they escalate. Mike has over 20 years’ regulatory experience including working at Deloitte (London), the Australian Financial Services regulator and Crestbridge (Jersey).
Daniel Birtwistle, Managing Partner of Mourant’s Jersey Office, said: “Congratulations to Alex, Katie and Mike on being elected partners. Their promotions are testament to their dedication to their clients, colleagues and intermediaries and their strong expertise in their practice areas.”
Mourant has appointed five additional partners across its global business. James Broad, Jessica Lee, Michael Popkin and Paul Trewartha are in Hong Kong and Jonathan Moffatt is based in the Cayman Islands.
In the last six months, Mourant has appointed 11 new partners drawn from every location and practice area, with 36% of these appointments being female.
Mourant Global Managing Partner, Jonathan Rigby, said: “I am delighted to welcome an exceptional group of colleagues to Mourant’s global partnership. This is a record promotion round, reflecting a period of impressive growth and development for our business.”
He added: “Our new partners bring diversity of thought, training and experience to our partnership which will help us to support our clients as they navigate the increasingly complex legal and regulatory landscape.
“We are committed to enabling and empowering a diverse range of exceptional people to reach their full potential. While these promotions contribute towards our goal of having diverse representation in our leadership, we recognise we still need to do more. I look forward to working with each of our new partners as we build and develop our firm for the future.”
Mourant was recently awarded the prestigious Offshore Law Firm of the Year Award by The Lawyer Awards for the second year in a row. This follows its recognition as Offshore Law Firm of the Year by Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Law Awards and Offshore Law Firm of the Year by Chambers Europe in 2021.